[alsa-devel] [REPOST] opti93x: conversion to use cs4231 library

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Thu Feb 7 01:09:56 CET 2008

On 07-02-08 00:58, Rene Herman wrote:

> On 30-01-08 01:43, Rene Herman wrote:
>> 931 and 933 work and 930 (a non-PnP chip) is being a royal pain in the 
>> ass again. With the new code, I haven't yet been able to get it to 
>> work -- no IRQ is firing. However, I also experienced this _once_ with 
>> the old driver so I'm not sure what's going on. When I now try to 
>> reproduce with the old one, I can't. Maybe a timing difference.
>> Will need further testing -- I have no time in the next few days.
> Hate it but will need to confirm that this is definitely a regression. OPTi
> 82C930A does not work with the cs4231-lib using driver, does work with the
> current driver. It loads, but gets no interrupts.
> However, relevant -- "does work with the old driver" is conditional on 
> one accepting a definition of "does work" which includes "does not 
> produce any sound". OPTi 930 is a Non-PnP chip, and it seems it might 
> need the same kind of internal switching that the Non-PnP sound galaxies 
> need before the output circuitry is actually connected to the WSS part 
> and not the SB part.

(oh, by the way, that's not a hardware problem -- work fine under DOS)

> Given that for most people sound cards have producing sound as one of 
> their more important characteristics it not in fact doing such no doubt 
> means that this chip isn't used at _all_ by anyone. I have one, but I 
> can't say I've ever found another one either. Could've sworn I tested it 
> before and got it to work but not able to say with certainty either.
> Massimo, do you remember if the driver was ever tested on a 930?
> In any case, it works on 931 and 933, not 930. 931/3 are the chips 
> actually used. No opinion on just integrating this anyway. Debugging 930 
> is going to require some work and time.


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